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Brents new mek/chemo update

Forums General Melanoma Community Brents new mek/chemo update

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    sharmon
    Participant

    He was on Mek alone for over 14 months and was stable after a 25% reduction.  In Feb. he increased in two tumors by 23% and was removed from that MEk alone trial.  He had his first infusion of the Pemetrexed chemo a week ago along with a dose amount of 1.5 mg of MEK .

    We want you to know that he feels that the discomfort he was feeling at the end of the Mek alone trial is much better.  Brent is BRAF negative and negative for all the mutations that MDA has to ability to screen. 

    He was on Mek alone for over 14 months and was stable after a 25% reduction.  In Feb. he increased in two tumors by 23% and was removed from that MEk alone trial.  He had his first infusion of the Pemetrexed chemo a week ago along with a dose amount of 1.5 mg of MEK .

    We want you to know that he feels that the discomfort he was feeling at the end of the Mek alone trial is much better.  Brent is BRAF negative and negative for all the mutations that MDA has to ability to screen. 

    The side effects from the Pemetrexed chemo is mild.  Slight flu like feeling and some fatique.  Pemetrexed is a chemo use for lung cancer. 

    God Bless you all and each one of you are important to us.  Just knowing you are there helps us know we are not alone.

    Sharon

     

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      Rocklove
      Participant

      So glad things are going so smooth Sharon. Looking forward to catching up with You and Brent this week.

      We Love You Two…

      Rocky

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        Terra
        Participant

        I wish you both well and look forward to hearing good news on your first scans.

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Dear Sharon and Brent,

        So very glad to hear this news; hoping for progress in eradicating the beast as you go full steam ahead and wishing you both good news with the upcoming scans…keep up the good work!

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Dear Sharon and Brent,

        So very glad to hear this news; hoping for progress in eradicating the beast as you go full steam ahead and wishing you both good news with the upcoming scans…keep up the good work!

        Vermont_Donna, stage 3a

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        Terra
        Participant

        I wish you both well and look forward to hearing good news on your first scans.

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      Rocklove
      Participant

      So glad things are going so smooth Sharon. Looking forward to catching up with You and Brent this week.

      We Love You Two…

      Rocky

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      King
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      I see this was posted a few days ago so I hope Brent is still feeling okay.  Just curious..what was his MEK dose when he was in the MEK alone trial?  And I didn't realize that he was having discomfort at the end of the MEK trial. :(

      Thinking of you both (and Rocky, too, if he is there).  Keep us posted.

      Stay Strong
      Kathie

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      I see this was posted a few days ago so I hope Brent is still feeling okay.  Just curious..what was his MEK dose when he was in the MEK alone trial?  And I didn't realize that he was having discomfort at the end of the MEK trial. :(

      Thinking of you both (and Rocky, too, if he is there).  Keep us posted.

      Stay Strong
      Kathie

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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